Organizers of the Pemberton Music Festival have announced they are cancelling the 2017 edition. This comes as a blow, as the festival had already had scheduled dates, and a lineup that included Chance The Rapper, Muse and A Tribe Called Quest.
As a final fuck-you to fans to thank them for their support, Pemberton won’t be issuing automatic refunds, so if you want your money back, you’re going to have to work for it. According to the legal notice posted on their website:
Unfortunately there are no automatic refunds from PMF. As PMF is now in bankruptcy, it has no ability to provide refunds for tickets purchased. However ticketholders may file a proof of claim form as an unsecured creditor with EYI in accordance with the claims process. Proof of claim forms will be mailed to known PMF creditors in due course and made available on the Trustee’s website. A determination of recovery, if any, on the claims of ticket holders from the estate will not be known for several weeks. The Trustee will provide an update to creditors in due course.
Location: Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
Year Started: 2014
Reason For Cancellation: Bankruptcy which they blamed on the weakened Canadian dollar.
Chance of a Return: Much like this festival’s bank account, we’re calling this one a 0 out of 10.